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#850836 - 10/15/10 09:53 AM Meet The Genius  
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Hi, this is a hook thrown at me from our own Wendy D, thanks Wendy.

listen here... http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart


Meet The Genius
words and music by C. Stewart ( Oct. 10, 2010 )

Some say I have the magic power
To slice and dice the english word
Singing in a sun flower shower
Phrases that nobody's ever heard

I'm in love with story telling
Strangers somtimes label me as nuts
Awful lazy with my spelling
Love to write about a monkeys butt

But please don't let the difference come between us
The world could use a friendly hello

And, If you're not afraid of flurtin', step behind the curtain, meet the genius
Yeah, If you're not afraid of flurtin', step behind the curtain, meet the genius

I'm in love with story telling
Strangers somtimes label me as nuts
Awful lazy with my spelling
Love to write about a monkeys butt

But please don't let the difference come between us
I'm waiting for our friendship to grow

And, if you're not afraid of flurtin', step behind the curtain, meet the genius
Yeah, if you're not afraid of flurtin', step behind the curtain, meet the genius

Instrumental break....

Some say I have the magic power
To slice and dice the english word
Singing in a sun flower shower
Phrases that nobody's ever heard

But please don't let the difference come between us
I'm waiting for our friendship to grow

And, If you're not afraid of flurtin', step behind the curtain, meet the genius
Yeah, If you're not afraid of flurtin', step behind the curtain, meet the genius

listen here... http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#850879 - 10/15/10 02:20 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Dear Genius,


Another example of the magic power!

I love the smile you give to me.


Thank You,

Tammy


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#850964 - 10/15/10 08:10 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hi Calvin,

"To slice and dice the english word"

Pretty cool, coming from a butcher!

I would love to step behind the curtain with you, so long as there's no monkeys back there. smile

Ricki

#851009 - 10/15/10 11:07 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Tammy,

Good to see ya & a BIG thanks to you for your kind words.
Glad you're smiling, that's nice.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#851013 - 10/15/10 11:18 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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I always thought you were a genius! smile


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#851062 - 10/16/10 09:59 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Polly Hager]  
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Hello Ricki,

Good to see ya !
Thank you for the listen, but for your own safety...
I think you need to stay on your side of the curtain.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#851063 - 10/16/10 10:01 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hello Polly,

I'm actually a dumba$$, but thanks for listening :-)
Have a good weekend.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#851080 - 10/16/10 01:53 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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I'm very happy I inspired this and very pleased to meet the genius. I really like this one. You are very good at balancing both humor and ambiguity. I like the music especially.

The monkey's butt line made me laugh out loud. I've always found just the idea of a monkey to be somewhat funny.

Good work, my friend.





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#851129 - 10/16/10 07:03 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Wendy D]  
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Hi, & thank you Wendy for listening/commenting & for the cool hook.
Anybody that DOESN'T laugh at a monkeys butt, is boring !!

wow, you like the music...thank you !


Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#851136 - 10/16/10 09:16 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Whenever (puff) I can't figure out (cough cough) what Bob Dylan is trying to say I always write it off to him (puff puff) being a fricken genius. BTW, is "monkey's butt" a metaphor for something? The music and the voice made the song almost hypnotizing. Thanks for sharing.

#851141 - 10/16/10 09:45 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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HI NeighborGuy!

This IS Pure Genius in-action...lotsa Fun/Love a whole lotta Lines in This Baby! Music's delightfully-bent too..get a kick how that li'l Synth-Flute sneaks in-&-out playin' Peekaboo!

"KUDOS" & Take a Bow, Bro!

Best Wishes & a Big Guy-Hug,
Stan

#851208 - 10/17/10 03:58 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: "Tampa Stan" Good (D)]  
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I think this is my new favorite Calvin song. Pure genius. I love everything about it.

Rick

#851235 - 10/17/10 10:39 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Rick Norton]  
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Another witty lyric from you, Calvin. And a good tune too. The stuff going on in the background - keyboard/accordian? - works really well, adding subtle textures to help create and atmosphere that supports the style of the song.

I think it would benefit from tidying up the vocal recording. Not sure what your recording technique is, but there are many plosives and suchlike on the voice - stand back from the microphone, dude, and get a pop filter. ;-)

Probably my favourite song of yours so far.


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#851290 - 10/17/10 02:22 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Steve Cooke]  
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LOL - love it, Calvin grin

That pennywhistle, or whatever it is, is just the perfect touch smile

Very atmospheric and clever - might just be my favorite of yours smile

Scott

#851483 - 10/18/10 07:42 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Hello Duncan,

Good to see ya & thanks a bunch for taking the time to listen & I enjoyed reading your entertaining comments as well.

(is "monkey's butt" a metaphor for something ?

if I was a REAL genius, I would say,yes it is, but no,it's not, but thanks for asking :-)


Calvin


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#851484 - 10/18/10 07:43 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Stan,

Thanks a lot for the thumbs up, glad you could enjoy this fun tune.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#851485 - 10/18/10 07:44 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Rick,

Well thanks !
It was fun to create.
Glad you liked it ok.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#851486 - 10/18/10 07:48 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Steve,

THANKS, I had a good time doing this one.
It's a keyboard/flute thing.

and thanks for the tips, I certainly need all the help I can get.
Yes, I do get very close to the mic.
I will look into getting a filter and work on your suggestions VERY soon, THANK YOU.

I'm flattered at your comments, makes my day.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#851487 - 10/18/10 07:51 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hello Scott,

It's always nice to see ya, Thanks for taking the time to listen and SMILE at my song.
It's a flute.
Funny how songs can evolve from just a simple little quote from another person.
I'm always fascinated by that.

Hows the museum :-)

Calvin

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#851558 - 10/18/10 06:03 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Genius Calvin

I enjoy the writing on this a lot and the melody is very soothing. I also like the little flute thing and of course the magic of the monkey's butt behind the curtain. Good work ! : ) jm





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#851747 - 10/19/10 01:47 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Joice Marie]  
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Hi Joice,

THANKS for the kind words and all that you do.
Yeah, ya can't go wrong with a monkeys butt.

Calvin


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#851843 - 10/19/10 06:11 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Calvin,

Thanks for writing this song!
It definitely made my day!
Great imagination and great writing!!!
What is that high-pitched instrument in the background a waterharp? Very hard to put my finger on the feel. Kind of made me think of Alice Cooper.


-Paul

#851980 - 10/20/10 07:04 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Paul Churchfield]  
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Hi Paul,

Well I'm glad you enjoyed this tune, makes me feel good reading your comments.

It's a ( FLUTE )

Calvin


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#851993 - 10/20/10 09:15 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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"But please don't let the difference come between us
The world could use a friendly hello "

I really like the way you sang that -- more of that stuff please. It really adds more variety and interest to you stuff when you try different things vocally. Now I know you can do just about anything you want. You really are getting good at this music production stuff.

Kevin


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#852125 - 10/20/10 09:36 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Hi Kevin,

Well thanks a bunch, glad ya liked it ok.
Your comments make my day.
As you know, I'm not afraid to step out of the box lyrically, but musically I'm such an infant :-)

Calvin


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#852128 - 10/20/10 10:10 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Calvin,

You definitely are an "out-of-the-box" thinker. First time I heard the phrase "monkey's butt" in a song, and I liked it. Lyrically, I think it's pretty good. Only change I would suggest is maybe changing this phrase:

"But please don't let the difference come between us
The world could use a friendly hello"

to

"But please don't let my actions (or antics) come between us
The world could use a friendly hello"

When you use the word "difference", I don't know exactly what you mean. Different personality?

Musically, I personally would like to see it a little more upbeat and more contrast between the verses and the chorus. But your rendition works too. The flute gives it that "magical" feeling.

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#852133 - 10/20/10 10:21 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Monkey's Butt



Expressing A Negative Opinion

I couldn't give a monkey's butt about politics.


Expressing A Positive Opinion

Hey man, that song was the monkey's butt! Fer shure!


As An Insult

You got a face like a monkey's butt.


As A Compliment

You got a face like a monkey's butt.


As A Unit Of Measure (And A Threat)

He's about a monkey's butt and a hair away for getting a punch in the mouth.


As An Ice Cream Flavor

Monkey's Butternut Fudge


As An Ailment

The doctor said I got "monkey's butt" so I have to stop eating bananas and playing with myself.

#852139 - 10/20/10 11:05 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Duncan Wells]  
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Hi Carlos,

Glad you tuned in, thanks.
"difference", / Different personality? // YES !
Thanks for your thoughts/ suggestions.

Calvin


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#852140 - 10/20/10 11:07 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi DUncan,

ha ha !
good stuff !

THIS sounds like another new song...

Monkey's Butternut Fudge


Calvin


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#852153 - 10/20/10 11:57 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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I love a good ice cream song! Perfect for the summer. Kinda like Jan & Dean's song (circa 1960), "Popsickle". Member dat? smile

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#852196 - 10/21/10 07:51 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Duncan Wells]  
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Hello Duncan,

Gosh I'm surprised I don't know that song by Jan & Dean.

Calvin


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#852290 - 10/21/10 04:41 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Calvin,
another one I couldn't resist. Now I can't wait for "Monkey's Butternut Fudge".

Lol,
John


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#852292 - 10/21/10 04:52 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: John Hoffman]  
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Hi Calvin,

This is very cool! I never would have thought of this, never in a millions years!

It has a mystical, mysterious sound to it which I love smile
Very nice job!

Dottie

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Hi John,

I sure appreciate your kind wors, thanks so much.
ahhh fudge, I hope it evolves.

Calvin


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#852342 - 10/21/10 08:19 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Hello Dottie,

Glad you could listen & enjoyed.
It was fun for to do this song.
Thanks for the thumbs up.

Calvin


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#852345 - 10/21/10 08:31 PM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: Calvin]  
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Calvin....love this....and I too have always thought you were a genius....and monkeys rule....oh and Calvin too.....love it, glyn

#852442 - 10/22/10 10:21 AM Re: Meet The Genius [Re: glynda]  
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Hi Glynda,

Thanks for looking behind the curtain :-)
Have a good day.

Calvin


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